We put a lot of trust in medical professionals, so when they violate that trust and cause harm to their patients they should be held responsible. If you believe that a healthcare provider has caused an injury or illness while they were supposed to be helping you, then you may want to sue for medical malpractice. Our Queens personal injury attorneys are ready to assist you.
Who Can Be Held Liable If a Healthcare Provider Causes Injuries?
In most cases, the healthcare provider who made the error and harmed you is the only liable party. It is often difficult to sue their practice as well as them, due to how they are legally structured. Also, if you suffered injuries at a hospital, you may not be able to sue that hospital because the doctor is not technically a hospital employee. It can be tough to sort through all of this and figure out which parties can actually be sued for compensation, but an experienced personal injury attorney from our firm can help you with that.
In some cases, if broader systemic issues at a hospital caused a plaintiff’s injuries, they can sue the hospital. You can also sue the hospital itself if the healthcare provider who caused you harm is actually an employee of that facility. You may be offered a settlement when you are injured, but we do not recommend taking it. That initial offer may not be enough, and you may be able to secure far more compensation with a lawsuit.
What Should My Compensation Cover?
If your healthcare provider caused you harm, your compensation needs to make up for all of the pain and suffering they caused. That means that a fair offer should reimburse you for the economic costs of your injury and the psychic toll that this malpractice has taken on you and your family. Your offer should help make up for:
- Medical expenses, past and future
- Lost wages
- Any loss of earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment
- Pain and suffering
Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney to Sue a Healthcare Provider?
You are not required to hire a lawyer when you sue a healthcare provider, but you should know how much one can do to help you with your case before you decide to go it alone. An attorney from our firm can:
- Gather evidence needed to make your case
- Field settlement offers and calculate fair compensation
- Prepare you for testimony
- Hold all liable parties accountable
- Communicate with lawyers, insurance companies, and other involved parties on your behalf
You focus on your recovery. We can take care of the paperwork.
Talk to Our Legal Team Today
If you are ready to pursue a personal injury case, contact the Law Offices of George Poulos. We can answer any questions that you have and we can evaluate your case at an initial consultation. Schedule your meeting with our legal team today.